Chicken Florentine

This classic Chicken Florentine recipe makes for an easy weeknight meal that comes together in a flash. In this healthy version, lean chicken breast is topped with steamed spinach.

Since Chicken Florentine just wouldn’t be the same without some gooey melted cheese on top, a slice of melted mozzarella cheese is the finishing touch.

The end result is so delicious, you’d never know this Chicken Florentine recipe is healthier than the rest. We wrote the recipe as a single serving for convenience, but it can be easily scaled up to serve more — or for meal prep throughout the week.

If you don’t have a steamer, you can quickly cook spinach leaves in a medium-hot, nonstick pan. You don’t even need oil! As it heats up, the moisture in the spinach causes it to wilt just as if it were steamed. If you decide to cook it this way, stir frequently to prevent sticking.

Serve with Sweet Potato Bites or some Roasted Vegetables. Check out these other healthy chicken breast recipes.

Chicken Florentine

Chicken Florentine

Chicken Florentine
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Chicken Florentine

This classic Chicken Florentine features tender chicken breast is topped with spinach and melted cheese.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken florentine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 251 kcal
Author Toshi Jones

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 (4-oz) raw chicken breast boneless, skinless, pounded thin
  • 1 cup steamed spinach
  • 1 slice part-skim mozzarella cheese or provolone cheese, (about ½ oz.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. 

  2. Heat oil in ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.

  4. Add chicken; cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle. Remove from heat.

  5. Top chicken with spinach and cheese.

  6. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Florentine
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 586mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chicken Florentine

Photographs by Anguel Dimov